Only dial 999 if you require Police, Fire, Ambulance or Coastguard, and then only if you wish to report an immediate threat to life or property or if you suspect a crime.
For help in other emergency situations, contact the appropriate organisation listed below. Remember that you will get a quicker response if you contact the right organisation first time.
|Essex Police||In an emergency dial 999 and ask for Police|
|Non emergency police number||Simply dial 101|
Doctor and Dentist
|If your normal surgery is closed your call will be transferred, or you will be given another number to call to reach someone standing in for your GP or Dentist|
If you are not sure what to do about a health problem you can call this 24 hour helpline for advice by dialling 111
Prescriptions and Medicines
Pharmacists operate a rota system, look in your local paper for their opening times.
For gas emergencies only: 0800 111 999
For supply problems and emergencies only: 0800 316 3105
From UK landlines or mobiles you can call 105.
Anglian Water: 08457 145145
Essex Social Services
Emergency only: 01245 434083
Tendring District Council Out of Hours "CARELINE" service
For Council services out of hours: Careline: 01255 222022
24 hour emergency hotline: 0800 80 70 60
For Bus, Rail and Fare information: 0870 608 2608
|Missing People||Helpline number 116 000 for both call and text|